Coaxial Solid-State PIN Diode Switches with Desirable Isolation

January 18, 2008 6:02 am | Keysight Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Agilent Technologies Inc. introduced a family of coaxial solid-state PIN diode switches -- including the P9400A/C transfer, P9402A/C SPDT and P9404A/C SP4T switches -- with a broad operating frequency range from 100 MHz up to 18 GHz for fast, accurate test in automatic test equipment (ATE) systems. Desirable isolation and ultra-fast switching speed make these switches suited for R&D and manufacturing engineers designing manufacturing test systems or requiring a fast switching solution to validate component performance.

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Modular Pushbutton Switch Series Offers Many Illumination Options

January 16, 2008 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

E-Switch announced its modular MDP-16 Series of illuminated pushbutton switches. Its modular interface design features an attractive front panel and many illumination options. Actuator styles include a low or high bezel, and a flush mount or full guard option. There are six actuator colors to choose from. Specifications include electrical life of 6,000 cycles both silver and gold; mechanical life of 50,000 cycles typical; contact rating is

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Bi-Color Lighted Pushbutton Switch with Laser Etching Cap Options

January 16, 2008 5:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

CIT RELAY & SWITCH offers the LPH Series bi-color, lighted pushbutton switch with numerous new cap options. Available with DPDT or 4PDT switch function, this versatile switch offers both momentary and latching styles. The LED color options available are red, green, yellow and blue – simply choose one or two colors for your application. Design engineers can choose the switch without a cap, a clear cap in two sizes or a misty silver style with 10 laser etching options.

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High Electrical Rating Slide Switches include Single and Double Pole Options

January 14, 2008 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

Phaseda introduced its power slide switch series. This XN-series slide switches have many function options, including single pole and double pole, 2 to 4 positions. Terminals are solder lug, PC through-hole type. The UL approved electrical rating is up to 16A 125V AC; and the whole series is fully compliant with European RoHS

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Illuminated Surface Mount Tactile Switch for Reset Applications

January 7, 2008 11:10 am | Product Releases | Comments

C&K Components introduced its K5AT Series of compact top-actuated illuminated tactile switches. The surface mount switches feature an integrated LED as part of their overall robust design. Measuring 8.0 mm × 8.4 mm × 6.1 mm, the series is suitable for applications such as telecom and network infrastructure, server and storage reset buttons, as well as medical monitoring equipment and other industrial electronic panels.

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Two-Phase Microstepping Motor and Driver Package Reduces Noise

January 7, 2008 10:59 am | Product Releases | Comments

Oriental Motor USA Corp. introduced its CMK Series two-phase step motor and microstepping driver packages. This RoHS compliant series combines a compact, lightweight microstep driver (0.11 pounds) with either a 0.9 degree-per-step or a 1.8 degree-per-step two-phase hybrid step motor. The 24V DC board level driver is able to divide the two-phase motor’s basic step angle of 1.8 degree-per-step

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Stepper Drives with Q Programming Language

January 7, 2008 10:50 am | Product Releases | Comments

Applied Motion Products announced its expanded family of OEM-friendly stepper drive systems with the model ST10-Q which provides eight digital inputs, four digital outputs and two analog inputs, with 24V DC to 80V DC input and output current to 10.0A peak in a compact package. The stepper drive is easily programmed with Q, a comprehensive programming language used to create and edit stand-along programs

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Modular Motor Bearing Protection Ring for Simple Installation

January 7, 2008 6:51 am | Product Releases | Comments

A split-ring version of the Aegis SGR Bearing Protection Ring now is available in halves for easy field installation with little or no equipment disassembly. For variable frequency drive AC and DC motors, the SGR Split Ring protects bearings from electrical damage by channeling currents to ground. Conductive microfibers in the ring provide the path of least resistance, allowing these shaft currents to discharge safely

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Rail Systems With Custom Adjustments and Carriages

January 4, 2008 7:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc.'s Linear Rail Systems product line uses a precision leadscrew assembly to provide controlled positioning along the axis of a linear slide. The system consists of a stationary base with a load-bearing carriage that travels along an extruded, wear-resistant aluminum rail. Motion comes from a standard or double-stack external linear actuator

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Small Linear Motor Pushes Up to 200-times Its Own Weight

December 17, 2007 6:12 am | Product Releases | Comments

New Scale Technologies added to its SQL Series of piezoelectric SQUIGGLE motors, said to be the world’s smallest linear motors. The SQL-1.8 SQUIGGLE motor travels as fast as 7 mm per second and pushes axial loads of up to 30 g -- nearly 200 times its own weight of 0.16 g. At 1.8 × 1.8 × 6 mm, the SQL-1.8 is still less than half the size of competing micro-motors, according to the company.

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Pump Family Utilizes An Integral Electro-hydraulic Servo Piston Assembly

December 17, 2007 5:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

Sauer-Danfoss announced the release of its H1 45/53cc and 78cc single pumps, joining the 147/165cc single pump and the 45/53cc integral tandem pump for a variety of propel and non-propel applications. The H1 family of closed-circuit variable displacement axial piston pumps is compact and features high power density. All the units use an integral electro-hydraulic servo piston assembly that controls rate (speed) and direction of hydraulic flow.

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Short Stoke Pneumatic Cylinders Provide Maintenance-Free Operation

December 17, 2007 5:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Parker Hannifin Corporation introduced their C05 and C05S Short Stroke Pneumatic Cylinder Series. They feature compact, short stroke cylinders in single- and double-acting versions, suited for clamping and locking operations in a variety of industrial markets. Stainless steel piston rods are standard for corrosion resistance. The double-acting C05 pneumatic cylinder is available in 12, 20, 32, 50 and 63 bore sizes with strokes up to 25 mm.

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Sugar Cube Relay for HVAC and Home Appliances

December 13, 2007 6:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Omron Electronic Components LLC announced the G5LA relay series which is a cost effective alternative to industry standard sugar cube style relays. This relay offers a switching capacity of 10A at 250V AC/24V DC on the normally open contacts and 5A at 125V AC / 24V DC on the normally closed contacts with a typical electrical life of 100,000 operations at those rated loads. The relays have a resistive load rating of 5A at 250V AC / 24V DC on the normally closed contacts.

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Hybrid Stepper Motors Provide Maximum Acceleration

December 13, 2007 5:37 am | Product Releases | Comments

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products announced the MAE brand “HY Series” hybrid stepper motors which exhibit low rotor inertia to promote maximum possible acceleration. These motors can provide accurate open-loop control and high-speed operation suitable for a wide range of positioning applications. The hybrid stepper motors are offered in four standard NEMA frame sizes (16, 17, 23, and 42) with step resolutions of 1.8º (200 steps per rev) in full-step mode.

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Slotless Brushless DC Motors

December 10, 2007 10:33 am | Product Releases | Comments

Ametek Technical & Industrial Products introduced its Pittman size 04 slotless brushless DC motors that can perform with virtually no noise or vibration at the highest speeds. Their Parallex coil-winding geometry is engineered to generate more power using less energy for maximized operation and efficiency. Their compact size can accommodate a range of applications characterized by small design

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